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The Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America was founded in 1900 by a group of Norwegian-American Lutherans under the leadership of the Rev. Kurt O. Lundeberg.

Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. counties on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

Ranking County   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
2 Otter Tail County, Minnesota
3,276
5.72
4 Clay County, Minnesota
3,083
5.23
15 Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
1,391
1.41
10 Ward County, North Dakota
1,302
2.11
43 Snohomish County, Washington
1,170
0.16
42 Morris County, New Jersey
846
0.17
37 Northampton County, Pennsylvania
668
0.22
35 Lake County, Ohio
602
0.26
9 Le Sueur County, Minnesota
594
2.14
1 Bottineau County, North Dakota
509
7.92
36 Canyon County, Idaho
435
0.23
48 Hennepin County, Minnesota
428
0.04
50 San Bernardino County, California
420
0.02
38 Litchfield County, Connecticut
395
0.21
51 Kings County, New York
368
0.01
48 Westchester County, New York
352
0.04
45 Richmond County, New York
331
0.07
43 Yuma County, Arizona
320
0.16
13 Stutsman County, North Dakota
315
1.49
6 Richland County, Montana
300
3.08
39 Cass County, North Dakota
297
0.2
50 Suffolk County, New York
289
0.02
17 Williams County, North Dakota
285
1.27
33 Burleigh County, North Dakota
280
0.34
20 Stark County, North Dakota
272
1.12
49 Bergen County, New Jersey
271
0.03
51 Maricopa County, Arizona
271
0.01
51 King County, Washington
270
0.01
46 Pasco County, Florida
266
0.06
36 LaSalle County, Illinois
260
0.23
41 Olmsted County, Minnesota
256
0.18
32 Grand Forks County, North Dakota
236
0.35
46 Dakota County, Minnesota
230
0.06
22 Fayette County, Iowa
205
0.98
49 Lee County, Florida
205
0.03
50 Hartford County, Connecticut
204
0.02
44 Yellowstone County, Montana
201
0.14
34 Rice County, Minnesota
200
0.31
27 Dunn County, Wisconsin
199
0.45
23 Todd County, Minnesota
197
0.79
8 Clearwater County, Minnesota
187
2.15
25 Juniata County, Pennsylvania
181
0.73
51 Orange County, California
180
0.01
48 Burlington County, New Jersey
179
0.04
31 Clinton County, Iowa
176
0.36
18 Rolette County, North Dakota
173
1.24
5 Phillips County, Montana
166
3.9
19 Pennington County, Minnesota
162
1.16
28 Douglas County, Minnesota
155
0.43
7 Benson County, North Dakota
147
2.21
46 Thurston County, Washington
147
0.06
12 Traill County, North Dakota
145
1.79
48 Mercer County, New Jersey
141
0.04
47 Larimer County, Colorado
138
0.05
45 Whatcom County, Washington
134
0.07
11 Wilkin County, Minnesota
134
2.04
3 Griggs County, North Dakota
129
5.33
50 Multnomah County, Oregon
122
0.02
48 Marion County, Oregon
121
0.04
29 Vernon County, Wisconsin
120
0.4
35 Union County, Pennsylvania
116
0.26
48 Douglas County, Colorado
105
0.04
39 Calumet County, Wisconsin
100
0.2
50 Jefferson County, Colorado
98
0.02
16 Worth County, Iowa
98
1.29
14 Lincoln County, Minnesota
86
1.46
40 Itasca County, Minnesota
84
0.19
51 Providence County, Rhode Island
82
0.01
12 Deuel County, South Dakota
78
1.79
47 Hays County, Texas
72
0.05
52 Los Angeles County, California
70
0
45 Cowlitz County, Washington
69
0.07
21 Norman County, Minnesota
68
0.99
46 Skagit County, Washington
68
0.06
30 Aitkin County, Minnesota
63
0.39
50 Lane County, Oregon
60
0.02
45 Cascade County, Montana
57
0.07
50 Rockland County, New York
54
0.02
51 Arapahoe County, Colorado
50
0.01
33 Faribault County, Minnesota
49
0.34
24 McKenzie County, North Dakota
48
0.75
26 Charles Mix County, South Dakota
47
0.51
44 Codington County, South Dakota
37
0.14
53 Benton County, Washington
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53 Brown County, South Dakota
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53 Clark County, Washington
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53 Cuyahoga County, Ohio
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53 Divide County, North Dakota
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53 Douglas County, Wisconsin
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53 Essex County, New Jersey
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53 Hamilton County, Iowa
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53 Hubbard County, Minnesota
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53 Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
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53 Marshall County, Minnesota
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53 Niagara County, New York
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53 Pierce County, Washington
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53 Polk County, Minnesota
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53 Renville County, Minnesota
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53 Richland County, North Dakota
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53 Somerset County, New Jersey
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53 St. Louis County, Minnesota
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53 Wells County, North Dakota
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53 Winnebago County, Iowa
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53 Wright County, Iowa
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* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]